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Barlowe's Inferno

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Best-selling science fiction and fantasy artist Wayne Barlowe abandons his popular illustrative style and adopts a classic painterly technique in these images of Hell's structures, iconographies, and inhabitants. In "Barlowe's Hell," he incorporates the visual myths from many religions to present a chilling and beautiful collection of carefully researched and rendered artw ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published December 8th 1998 by Morpheus International
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Eric Landreneau
Aug 25, 2015 Eric Landreneau rated it it was amazing
A collection of art and narrative that brings Barlowe's detailed world-building of Expedition to Hell.
(Cue heavy metal riffs)
Yes, thre's some disturbing stuff in here. There should be. The's something inherently sacred to us about the human form, and Barlowe has a real knack for twisting that form around. It's a special kind of horror. Same reason why the xenomorphs from Alien were so frightening - because of their human traits (exaggerated human skeletal form, human-like tooth and jaw structure
May 10, 2015 Brayden rated it it was amazing
This is by far one of the craziest and absolutely most hideously beautiful books I have ever seen/read. The imaginative originality is off the charts and practically fills the room you're reading it in. Barlowe masterfully takes points from not only Dante's works but also that of other cultures and religions both commonplace and obscure, whilst submerging them in that hellish broth of his own creation. The world is rich and ancient, hideous and spellbinding. His descriptions that accompany each ...more
Apr 06, 2015 Nate rated it it was amazing
Wayne Barlowe shows once again that he is a master world architect, fusing an almost alien creative vision with unparalleled technical artistic skills to grant us a glimpse of the helpless horror and crushing majesty of the Inferno.
Phil Smith
Feb 28, 2008 Phil Smith rated it it was amazing
Fantastic journey through hell as perceived through the eyes of an artist. Consider that it is much more fascinating from an artist's point of view to explore the dark rather than the light, even though we depend on the light to do our work! Barlowe includes symbolism of the darker side from many different cultures, which adds richness to the visuals. Very intriguing set of artworks.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Incredible art rendering of the creatures and landscapes of Dante's Inferno. Very recommended
Nov 06, 2013 Wesley rated it it was amazing
Good luck locating a copy of the jewel... I waited years to finally pick up a used hardback copy. It functions as a pictorial companion to "God's Demon", but it's so much more than that. The art contained within is profound. Highly recommend you seek out this book!
Baal Of
Apr 14, 2013 Baal Of rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite single artist collections. Barlowe's visions of hell are unique and beautiful, and his intent to make them timeless and cross-cultural is fully successful. I would love to have one of these pictures on my wall.
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